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George Navarro
09-17-2005, 03:20 AM
Has anyone seen an Aero Cat by Model Aero.com? It looks pretty cool and it looks like it moves out pretty fast.
George :confused:

Pyrock
09-18-2005, 05:02 PM
I've got one and it's awsome. Flies like it's on rails. I'd highly recommend it. Here's my setup:

Mega 16/15/4
TP 3S 2100 lipo
Castle Creations Pheonix 25
HS55 servos

It has unlimited vertical and turns on a dime with great glide characteristics. Very fogiving. It flies out of my hand. Awsome bird that's also easy to repair. I dont have the rudder setup but I may try it on my 2nd fuse. I suggest using 5 min. Epoxy instead of CA or hot glue. Just be patient and you wont regret it.

rec747
10-01-2005, 07:42 PM
Pyrock can you tell me where to purchase the mega motor!!! I am having a very difficult time finding where they are sold.

Thanks

Don Sims
10-02-2005, 12:43 AM
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/ may have them. They generally ship quick also.

Pyrock
10-09-2005, 03:14 AM
I got two Mega's from here:

http://www.dynamoelectrics.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=68

Pretty good prices and good service.

rec747
10-09-2005, 05:50 PM
thanks guys appreciate the info,, got them,,,

danny.act
11-19-2005, 04:15 PM
Think this is the Mfg. adress: http://www.modelaero.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc? (http://www.modelaero.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc)

alancorn
04-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Where is the CG for the Aero Cat ?

Major Bladebraker
05-01-2006, 08:48 PM
Does anyone have free plans for it?....

danny.act
05-01-2006, 09:41 PM
Major Bladebraker, you can find them in different sizes on this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297635&page=7&pp=15&highlight=alleycat+plan+ebraker

Major Bladebraker
05-02-2006, 04:57 PM
danny.act,

Could you re-send the thread? It doesn't seem to want to come up, Thanks!!

danny.act
05-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Major,

Here we go again:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297635&page=7&pp=15&highlight=alleycat+plan+ebraker

If it does not work yet, just send me your e-mail address and I send a direct link. It does seems to work with me.
It is on page seven, second reply from "the Bozman" who has been so kind to share these plan's with us.
A lot of different sizes is on this thread, the 24" and 20" you can find earlier in this thread.

Major Bladebraker
05-03-2006, 08:17 PM
That worked!! Thanks!

Vertical Nut
07-09-2006, 02:15 PM
:mad: Goodmorning Gentleman:
My friend and I purchased 2 of these Aerocat's from Scott DeTray and had no luck with either one. The planes are BULLETS!! I used the warp 4 motors in both, 3 cell 2100 ma,HS55, and electron 6 receiver. I set the balance point per the instructions. The planes accelerater had, the Ailerons allowed the plane to turn right and left but the Elevator was Ineffective!. no matter what the setting, high or low rate ( high was almost double that of the low setting on the second airplane) and the plane would not climb. Both crashed, both unrepairable. The planes all up weight was 15oz. OH i almost forgot, I mounted the battery they way it shows in the plans and the plane pulled hard left during the entire flight.
The plane looked great but it does not fly right.
My only thought was to set the Ailerons up like Elevons?? maybe that would work??
Any suggestions??
thanks Alan

xray328
07-09-2006, 09:10 PM
I had the same thing happen on a Cat I home built. I put the motor on the front instead of the pusher setup to use a bigger prop for the only motor I had which gave me 86W with a 9x4.7 prop. It took off fine but I had zero elevator control. I just watched it glide (rather quickly) into the grass breaking the motor off. It didn't dive, it was just a fast glide. Not sure what's causing that. I moved the battery back further on the second attempt but I got the same results. It balanced right where the "wing" meets the fuselage.

I built 2 of them and crashed them both on their maiden flights.

AeroCat Man
07-12-2006, 09:47 PM
:mad: Goodmorning Gentleman:
My friend and I purchased 2 of these Aerocat's from Scott DeTray and had no luck with either one. The planes are BULLETS!! I used the warp 4 motors in both, 3 cell 2100 ma,HS55, and electron 6 receiver. I set the balance point per the instructions. The planes accelerater had, the Ailerons allowed the plane to turn right and left but the Elevator was Ineffective!. no matter what the setting, high or low rate ( high was almost double that of the low setting on the second airplane) and the plane would not climb. Both crashed, both unrepairable. The planes all up weight was 15oz. OH i almost forgot, I mounted the battery they way it shows in the plans and the plane pulled hard left during the entire flight.
The plane looked great but it does not fly right.
My only thought was to set the Ailerons up like Elevons?? maybe that would work??
Any suggestions??

thanks Alan

Alan,

I have addressed these issues with you via email, and I will again since you have decided to post on this forum.

Here are the facts:

-Model Aero has shipped hundreds of AeroCats and you are the first to report problems with elevator control.

-Reviewers from E Zone, Fly RC Magazine, and Model Airplane News have reviewed the Aerocat and absolutely love the way it performs. The E Zone review has been posted online and the magazine reviews will be forthcoming.

-Great Planes has included the AeroCat in their RealFlight G3 Expansion Pack 2 (late July release) after seeing it fly at the E-Fest in Illinois this year. They built and flew two AeroCats to model it in G3 and had no performance issues whatsoever.

I value all my customers and I'd love to know what caused your airplanes to crash, but to blame the design is wrong when the evidence clearly demonstrates that the AeroCat is a superb flying airplane by nearly anyone's measure.

Here's a review of the AeroCat:

http://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?id=5035

Scott DeTray

www.ModelAero.com (http://www.ModelAero.com)

xray328
07-12-2006, 10:27 PM
Do you think that putting the motor up front on this design would affect elevator performance? Again, mine was homemade. The motor I had couldn't turn a small prop fast enough which is why I had to put it out front.

Thanks in advance.

AeroCat Man
07-12-2006, 10:38 PM
Do you think that putting the motor up front on this design would affect elevator performance? Again, mine was homemade. The motor I had couldn't turn a small prop fast enough which is why I had to put it out front.

Thanks in advance.

If the plane is balanced properly and the design is sound, it shouldn't matter where the motor is. It will still fly and the elevator should respond like any other plane.

I have found the elevator to be very effective on the "cat" style designs.

Scott

www.ModelAero.com (http://www.ModelAero.com)

xray328
07-12-2006, 10:40 PM
Maybe a CG issue? Where should it balance?

Thanks Again!

danny.act
07-12-2006, 11:05 PM
Maybe some other things to chek out?
Has the BEC system on the ESC been up to the job for feeding 3 servo's in combination with a high power BL?
Servo / elevator linkage did it worked smoothly (no tension or friction in system)?

AeroCat Man
07-12-2006, 11:41 PM
Maybe a CG issue? Where should it balance?

Thanks Again!

The CG is printed right on the botton of the AeroCat. Kind of hard to mess that up!

The photo will show you where to balance a plane of this type.

Scott

www.ModelAero.com (http://www.ModelAero.com)

AeroCat Man
07-12-2006, 11:45 PM
Maybe some other things to chek out?
Has the BEC system on the ESC been up to the job for feeding 3 servo's in combination with a high power BL?
Servo / elevator linkage did it worked smoothly (no tension or friction in system)?

Good point on the ESC. That is a possibility, although I've run his setup with a number of different ESC's and never had a problem like that. But it's certainly possible.

It's pretty clear his elevator was not moving in flight for whatever reason.

Scott

www.ModelAero.com (http://www.ModelAero.com)

xray328
07-14-2006, 04:17 AM
OH! :o

I had the CG where the wing starts! I guess that might make a bit of difference in the elevator repsonse.

flypaper 2
07-14-2006, 03:43 PM
If the motor was changed from the back to the front without changing anything else, it would be so nose heavy it wouldnt matter how much elevator you had. I wouldn't be able to pick up the nose.

xray328
07-14-2006, 04:58 PM
That was compensated for. But I still had the CG off by what looks like about 4". I had it way nose heavy. The no elevator response therefore make perfect sense.

panama
05-02-2007, 05:01 PM
Hi!

I recently came back from the states to my coutry and purchased an aero cat and all the goodies for it. I was wondering if the kit you have on your display picture works with all the equipment for the aero cat?

If not is ok, how do I see this on the internet? It looks nice...

Thanks,
Fidel Ponce
fidelp11@gmail.com

I've got one and it's awsome. Flies like it's on rails. I'd highly recommend it. Here's my setup:

Mega 16/15/4
TP 3S 2100 lipo
Castle Creations Pheonix 25
HS55 servos

It has unlimited vertical and turns on a dime with great glide characteristics. Very fogiving. It flies out of my hand. Awsome bird that's also easy to repair. I dont have the rudder setup but I may try it on my 2nd fuse. I suggest using 5 min. Epoxy instead of CA or hot glue. Just be patient and you wont regret it.

panama
05-02-2007, 05:02 PM
Hi!

I recently came back from the states to my coutry and purchased an aero cat and all the goodies for it. I was wondering if the kit you have on your display picture works with all the equipment for the aero cat?

If not is ok, how do I see this on the internet? It looks nice...

Thanks,
Fidel Ponce
fidelp11@gmail.com

Vertical Nut
05-02-2007, 06:39 PM
When setting up the CG there are 2 diamond shape marks with a circle around it. I am not sure how to set this plane up?? 1/4" makes a big difference. Can someone help me?

thanks Al

danny.act
05-02-2007, 07:19 PM
Think You can find Usefull information here :

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2667313/mpage_2/key_/tm.htm